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John Dee

John Dee was an English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, teacher, occultist, and alchemist. He was the court astronomer for, and advisor to, Elizabeth I, and spent much of his time on alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. As an antiquarian, he had one of the largest libraries in England at the time. As a political advisor, he advocated for the founding of English colonies in the New World to form a "British Empire", a term he is credited with coining... Read More

Born13 July 1527
Tower Ward, London, England
DiedDecember 1608 (aged 81) or March 1609 (aged 81)
Mortlake, Surrey, England
FieldsMathematics, alchemy, astrology, Hermeticism, navigation


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